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Joey Castle

Joey Castle

Joey Castle


Joey Castle was like a lot of the kids who came up in the wake of Elvis Presley, trying to sound like him and not making it, but with a difference -- Castle left behind a dozen or so records that are well worth hearing. Among the ranks of Elvis Presley sound-alikes, there are the imitators who came along in the wake of his death in 1977 and then there are those who came to the sound a little more honestly, back in the formative days of rock & roll. Read more on Last.fm
Joey Castle was like a lot of the kids who came up in the wake of Elvis Presley, trying to sound like him and not making it, but with a difference -- Castle left behind a dozen or so records that are well worth hearing. Among the ranks of Elvis Presley sound-alikes, there are the imitators who came along in the wake of his death in 1977 and then there are those who came to the sound a little more honestly, back in the formative days of rock & roll. Joey Castle, aka Cliff Rivers, real name Jospeh Fohn Castaldo, fits into the latter category -- he was even signed to RCA. And he never had the chance to cash in on Elvis' death as a sound-alike artist, succumbing to brain cancer less than 18 months after the demise of his onetime idol.

Joseph Castaldo was born in the Bronx, NY, in 1942, and was 13 years old when rock & roll broke nationally -- the family was a musical one, his uncle Lee Castle having become famous as a bandleader in the 1940s, but Joey took to the … » Read more Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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